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A Gentlewoman's Home
The Whole Art of Building, Furnishing, and Beautifying the Home

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108053013


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About the Authors
  • Jane Ellen Panton (1847–1923) was the second daughter of the artist William Powell Frith, and an expert on domestic issues. First published in 1896, this is her guide to creating the 'dream house'. In it she draws on the experiences of Deborah and Dick, clients who sought her advice after looking unsuccessfully for a suitable home. The book is based on the notion that turning an existing building into a dream house is impossible, and begins by offering advice on finding land and building on it to create a home that could be 'the cradle of the race', passed on to successive generations. Panton devotes a chapter to each of the different parts of the house, from the governess's rooms to the maids' quarters. Providing a revealing insight into domestic middle-class tastes and concerns in late nineteenth-century England, this book remains of interest to social historians.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108053013
    • length: 470 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 33 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    2. Building the house
    3. Kitchens and basements
    4. Baths and sinks
    5. Halls and staircases
    6. Dining rooms
    7. Morning rooms
    8. Drawing rooms
    9. Libraries
    10. Billiard rooms
    11. Day and night nurseries
    12. Children's bedrooms
    13. The mother's rooms
    14. Governess's rooms and schoolroom
    15. Spare rooms
    16. Dressing rooms
    17. Girls' bedrooms
    18. Bachelors' rooms
    19. The maids' quarters
    20. The coping stone is laid, the dream-house vanishes.

  • Author

    Jane Ellen Panton

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